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Articles from the October 27, 2016 edition

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CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Cats, Lady Cats host district meet

Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High boys cross country team is likely to earn one of three Class 6A state berths in today’s six-school District 2-6A meet at Ned Houk Park. The... Full story

 

Hounds pull out 2-1 win at LCU

Staff report LUBBOCK — The Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer team picked up a 2-1 win over Lubbock Christian on Thursday afternoon. “It was a great, hard fought game,” coach Paul Tate said. “The guys gave it their all and did their... Full story

 

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 27

District 5-3A Texico 3, Santa Rosa 0 Texico 25 25 25 Santa Rosa 23 11 8 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 28, Mel Davalos 8, Maryelle Dickerman 5. Blocks — Gannon 4, Davalos 1, Dickerman 1. Digs — Micah Pinnell 29, Baylee Sour... Full story

 

Portales, Morarity to decide district

STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Two games are left in the regular season, but if Portales wants to retain its Class 4-4A district title for another season, it’s imperative that the Rams beat the n... Full story

 

Rams seeking district title

Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Two games are left in the regular season, but if Portales wants to retain its Class 4-4A district title for another season, it’s imperative that the Rams beat the newest member of their district: The Moriarty Fight...

 

Friday night football area capsule

Moriarty (8-0, 2-0) at Portales (7-1, 2-0) 7 p.m. todayGreyhound StadiumOn the air: KSEL 105.9 FM, streaming online at kselcountry.com. Coaches: Moriarty, Joseph Anaya, third season, 22-8. Portales, Jaime Ramirez, 5th season, 33-20. Last week:...

 

Oktoberfest returns to square

STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Oktoberfest is returning to downtown Portales with beer, food, music and a fun time for the community to get together, according to organizers. Jo Winchester with Portales MainStreet is hosting the annual...

 

PHS band to compete Saturday

STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com The Portales High School marching band will be competing Saturday in Albuquerque with 30 other high school bands to showcase their work and push themselves... Full story

 

Melrose school holds first mock presidential debate

Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Melrose students have spoken: Reagan for president. Reagan Carthel, that is. In an effort to teach middle and high school students about politics, Melrose School...

 

Pages past — Oct. 28

On this date ... 1976: The corn harvest came to an abrupt halt as much of eastern New Mexico received up to 5 inches of snow. Yards were decorated with snowmen and “there was even a giant snow jack-o-lantern in a yard on Lea Street” in Clovis,...

 

Brown: Remember to bring snacks

Ever get a case of the munchies? Find yourself a few calories short in the long wait between regularly scheduled meals? No problem, right? Just bop down to the convenience store, the snack machine,... Full story

 

Senior profile: Native son retires in Portales

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling local senior citizens. STAFF REPORT Born in Las Cruces in 1936, Specialist Dennis Darrow has called Portales his home since 1962. The move...

 

To do list — Oct. 28

Today • Halloween party — 3:30 p.m. at the Portales Public Library. Wear your costume. Information: 575-356-3940 Saturday • Toss No Mas trash cleanup — 9 a.m. start at Memorial Building. Pre-register to get trash bags, T-shirts. Information:...

 

Letters to the editor — Oct. 28

No such thing as a 'good Christian' Regarding Wendel Sloan’s column in Sunday’s paper: I think most of what he said is true. I don’t know about jerks or sociopaths, but I know a lot of Texans and not one of them think they are superior to...

 

Shelburne: Consider the humble house fly

Ponder, for a few moments, the humble house fly. Well, first of all, “Musca domestica Linnaeus,” the common house fly, maddeningly common, is anything but humble. Unbidden and with no... Full story

 

Wake U service held at ENMU

STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Hundreds of students at Eastern New Mexico University came together for a night of outreach, worship and fun activities, according to organizers. Staff photo:... Full story

 

Halloween events

The following are events being held in conjunction with Halloween this weekend in the Clovis and Portales area. Friday • Portales community safe trick-or-treat: 3-6 p.m. on the Portales town square. • Portales First Baptist Church will be...

 

Q&A: New District 3 commissioner talks about goals

Helen Casaus Helen Casaus is the new District 3 Clovis City Commissioner. She was appointed last week to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Robert Sandoval. She will fulfill the duties...

 

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